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5 Types of Flooring That Can Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by

Flooring is one of the most important features in a home, and it can have a huge influence on the overall quality of the setting. Whether you simply want to increase the value of your property or you’re getting ready to list it for sale, you may want to consider installing a new floor that has greater appeal. If you’re ready to reap the benefits of a new floor, there are a few top materials to select from.

1. Hardwood

Hardwood floors are in high demand, and don’t be afraid to choose this option because of climate: even in coastal areas like Oceanside, hardwood flooring is especially popular because it’s durable and can maintain its appeal for a lifetime. Wood comes in a variety of price ranges, making it an ideal option for almost any budget size. Hand-scraped wood and barn-style plank wood are ideal choices for creating a contemporary interior. Solid oak floors feature a strong grain pattern and are often the first choice for those who want a rustic design in their home. The material can be used in larger rooms, and its design fits nicely with the aesthetics of almost any space.

2. Engineered Wood

Engineered wood flooring is ideal for those who have a smaller budget but want the look and feel of hardwood. Like hardwood, this material comes in a range of prices, and it’s available in a variety of colors and shades to ensure the perfect complement to the style of the home.

3. Laminate

Laminate can increase your home’s resale value, upgrading the quality of the setting without costing a lot of money. It remains durable for many years, it’s low-maintenance, and it holds up easily to spills, making it a great choice for high-traffic areas. In addition, the sound-absorbing properties of this synthetic flooring material also make the home quieter.

4. Vinyl

Vinyl is a budget-friendly option that can increase the value of a home. Constructed primarily out of limestone, vinyl is extremely low-maintenance, offering both style and convenience. The quality and style options have improved over the years, and vinyl is now  available in a variety of colors. Vinyl provides a soft walking surface, so it’s a good choice when you want a comfortable flooring material that can be used in the kitchen and bathrooms. Sheet vinyl can be purchased in rolls, and it’s easy to install. Vinyl tiles are also an option, and they can be used in a number of creative ways to design unique patterns on the floor.

5. Bamboo

Bamboo flooring is an eco-friendly choice that comes predominantly from South Asian countries. The flooring material often resembles pine or red oak due to the carbonizing process (applying steam, pressure, and heat) that occurs during manufacturing. Homeowners can choose among many different colors and grains as well as horizontal, standard, and vertical installation patterns.


Updating the floors can instantly transform the character of any home, making it warmer and more inviting, not to mention more valuable. No matter what material they choose—hardwood, bamboo, vinyl, engineered, or laminate wood flooring—San Diego residents can find everything they need at Unique Flooring. For advice on any of your flooring decisions, drop by our showroom or give us a call at 760-454-1436.  



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